Minnesota may be famous for its lakes, but the state also garners national attention for its high quality of life and economic opportunities. That is why we started our business here.
Medical technology thrives in Minnesota with valuable innovations coming from the Mayo Clinic, Medtronic and hundreds of other small, innovative companies. Many of these innovations come from the multitude of well-educated students the state graduates every year.
This well-educated work force has also made Minnesota a great home for Target, 3M, General Mills and many other Fortune 500 businesses. Each of these corporate giants also contribute to the strong civic glue that has made Minnesota a great state to live, raise a family and do business in … at least for now.
Gov. Mark Dayton (D) and the Minnesota Legislature seem intent on disrupting the competitive trajectory developed over the last century and replacing it with a toxic blend of massive tax and spending increases. The recent omnibus tax bill passed during the 2013 legislative session is just one example of this change for the worse.
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